Ranger Construction’s Central Division is improving nearly 47 miles of public-sector roads from Brevard Country to Palm Beach County under contracts worth $68.5 million. One of the largest contracts covers one of the shortest projects, a sign of the extensive work involved.
Ranger is widening and repaving 1.3 miles of SR-710 in Palm Beach Country on a two-year, $19.5 million project that includes expanding a bridge, relocating lighting and signalization, and redoing the irrigation and landscaping.
Almost as extensive is a 2.1-mile widening job on SR-60 in Indian River County. The $18.4 million contract increases roadway capacity from four lanes to six, reduces access points to create safer traffic flows, and upgrades the drainage and utilities. The project gets underway in January and has a schedule spanning more than two years.
Another recent Florida Department of Transportation contract involves milling and resurfacing 12.5 miles of SR-25/US-27 in western Palm Beach County, extending south from the Hendry County line almost to South Bay. Work is underway on the $15 million project with wrap-up in 16 months.
In St. Lucie County, Ranger crews are working day and night to resurface 3.8 miles of four-lane US-1 in downtown Ft. Pierce. The $6.6 million contract includes median work and ADA-compliant curbs and sidewalks.
Starting just south of Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Ranger will mill and resurface 14 miles of two-lane SR-A1A as part of a $5.3 million FDOT project.
Work is also flowing to Central’s pipe crews, who will make drainage improvements to the intersection of US-1 and PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach County. The $2.1 million job, which begins in January and includes milling and resurfacing, will require numerous traffic lane switches over the course of its nearly nine-month schedule.
Ranger’s scheduling board also has been filled with asphalt resurfacing projects for local municipalities. Crews will be completing the last of a half-dozen such contracts in October, covering 13 miles and totaling $1.6 million in value. The larges was a five-mile, $650,000 milling and resurfacing project for the Town of Jupiter, while another eight miles of resurfacing was performed in Lake Park, Palm Springs, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington.